House progressives hit back Friday night after right-wing Democrats accused them of trying to derail President Joe Biden\u0026#039;s Build Back Better agenda by vowing to withhold support for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill until after the more ambitious $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package is passed.\r\n\r\n\u002296% of Democrats agree on how we deliver the president\u0026#039;s entire Build Back Better agenda. A few conservative Democrats are standing in our way of delivering transformational change to families across America.\u0022\r\n\r\nAfter House Democratic leadership delayed a scheduled vote on the infrastructure bill, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, issued a statement Friday evening claiming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) broke a promise to bring the infrastructure bill to a vote this week and accusing members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus of obstruction.\r\n\r\n\u0022It\u0026#039;s deeply regrettable that Speaker Pelosi breached her firm, public commitment to members of Congress and the American people to hold a vote and to pass the once-in-a-century bipartisan infrastructure bill on or before September 27,\u0022 Gottheimer said.\r\n\r\n\u0022Along with a group of members, I\u0026#039;ve been working around the clock to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill,\u0022 he continued. \u0022But a small far-left faction of the House of Representatives undermined that agreement and blocked a critical vote on the president\u0026#039;s historic bipartisan infrastructure bill.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022We cannot let this small faction on the far left... destroy the president\u0026#039;s agenda,\u0022 Gottheimer added.\r\n\r\nRep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), also a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, released a statement accusing Pelosi of delaying the infrastructure bill vote \u0022because some of my Democratic colleagues, in a misguided effort to gain \u0026#039;leverage\u0026#039; over their fellow Democrats in the negotiations on the separate Build Back Better Act, have threatened to vote against a very good infrastructure bill.\u0022\r\n\r\nResponding to Gottheimer\u0026#039;s statement, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asserted that Pelosi \u0022didn\u0026#039;t break any promises.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) tweeted, \u0022What an odd way of saying \u0026#039;I\u0026#039;m embarrassed by my failed attempt to force an arbitrary deadline in direct defiance of the speaker\u0026#039;s originally stated plan. I will stop taking the American people hostage moving forward.\u0026#039;\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Let\u0026#039;s be clear,\u0022 said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), \u002296% of Democrats agree on how we deliver the president\u0026#039;s entire Build Back Better agenda. A few conservative Democrats are standing in our way of delivering transformational change to families across America.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nProgressive observers also pushed back against Gottheimer and Murphy, with some noting that they are two of the most corporate-friendly House Democrats.\r\n\r\n\u0022We cannot allow the \u0026#039;far left\u0026#039; to destroy the president\u0026#039;s agenda, claims private equity favorite Rep. Gottheimer, conveniently ignoring the fact that the president himself has come out today against Gottheimer\u0026#039;s position and in favor of the \u0026#039;far left\u0026#039; of the party,\u0022 tweeted MSNBC\u0026#039;s Mehdi Hasan.\r\n\r\nMore Perfect Union\u0026#039;s Max Berger tweeted: \u0022The only faction trying to destroy the president\u0026#039;s agenda is the Problem Solvers Caucus. The Progressive Caucus—and the Democratic caucus—is trying to pass the president\u0026#039;s agenda.\u0022\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, House progressives drew praise Saturday for holding the line and insisting the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better budget reconciliation package—which contains sweeping social welfare and climate provisions—is passed before the infrastructure bill.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\u0022Now is the time to stand with working families and take on the greed of pharma, the fossil fuel industry, and the billionaire class,\u0022 tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).